Chocolate Oatmeal Bars


Makes 16 bars.

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if 'squares' of bittersweet chocolate aren't available, what would the equivalent be in miniature bittersweet chocolate chips (which are available) ??


3 tablespoons dry, unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon oil or melted Crisco = 1 square unsweetened (or bittersweet) chocolate.


Squares are normally 1 ounce, so just use one ounce of chips.


PS, bittersweet and semisweet are not the same thing. I am an avid baker and visit all the specialty stores, along with regular grocery stores. I have never seen bittersweet chips. At what store do you purchase them?

Ghirardelli's 60% cacao chips

Ghirardelli's 60% cacao chips are considered bittersweet.

Choc. Oatmeal Bars

I constantly pack goodies to send to deployed soldiers around the world. Would you recommend wrapping each square in plastic, freezing them & then using my foodsaver to help these keep longer? I have a similar recipe...but when I made these I knew I had to bake the love forward for our Troops! Thank You!

We think packing the bars

We think packing the bars individually using your foodsaver and then putting them in a container with a lid will do the trick. Thank you for what you do for our soldiers.

Perfect amount of chocolaty goodness!

I expected to bite into dry wholegrain oats barely masquerading as a treat (AKA what my mother-in-law puts together). Instead I was delighted. It was sweet but not too sweet. Well balanced taste, plus great chewy texture. Satisfied my sweet tooth.

Chewy, chocolaty with nuts -

Chewy, chocolaty with nuts - how can you go wrong? Will definitely try this again.